About the instructors

Hélène is a Frech expat completely in love with the Southern US and its rich story telling culture. Natural light is her passion. Cookbooks, editorials and chefs are her ways to write a visual story. Seasonal and fresh ingredients, a love of travel and genuine interest in people give her constant new materials to work with. Clients include Oxmoor House, Sunset, Ten Speed Press, Running Press, Cooking Light, Southern Living, Weight Watchers, Le Cordon Bleu, Le Creuset, One Kings Lane, Food&Wine among others. When not behind the camera as Senior Photographer at Oxmoor House in Birmingham, Alabama, Helene's personal work can be seen on her blog, Tartelette & her portfolio, Helene Dujardin Photography. 


Tami Hardeman is a professional food stylist who has been at her craft for nearly 8 years. As a former fashion stylist, she's merged her loves of food and photography to become nationally published. She's worked on several cookbooks, magazine editorial and ads.

 Clients include: Cooking Light, Southern Living, Oxmoor House, Coca-Cola, Le Creuset, Publix, Delta Air Lines, Bloomingdale's, Atlanta Magazine, McDonald's, Land O'Frost, and many more.

 When not on set styling, Tami pursues her passions of food, writing and photography on her cooking blog, Running With Tweezers. 


Mindi Shapiro Levine is a professional photo stylist based in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a curious person who loves art, architecture, food, and fashion. As a photo stylist, she is constantly looking for a creative outlet, studying magazines, recipes, fashion history and the next best thing to become a trend. She believes that “everything old can be new again”, it’s just how you interpret it that matters. She is a visual person who perceives, conceives and styles long before looking through the lens of a camera. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Cooking Light, Life, Southern Living, Betty Crocker, and Weight Watchers.